Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrolophus filicicornis (Walsingham, 1887)
Walsingham, 1887 (1)
Misspelled as filicornis on some lists.
Phylogenetic sequence #300057
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin filix
) + cornus
(horn) meaning "fern-shaped horn" for the "strongly bipectinate" antennae. (1)
The genus Acrolophus
has more than 53 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
There are many new species awaiting description.
The original description as Felderia filicicornis
Walsingham, is available in PDF or view online. (1)
Labial palpi recurved reaching the length of thorax.
Hindwing is brown with light purple tinge.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Arizona, central New Mexico (absent from eastern New Mexico), and western Texas; Mexico. (4)
The adults are most common from June to August. (2)
Larvae are thought to feed on grass species.
and A. filicicornis
occur together only in the Guadelupe Mountains of Texas. (2)
Walsingham, L. 1887. A revision of the genera Acrolophus
, and Anaphora
, Clem. Transactions of the Emtomological Society of London. 35(2): 167
Walsingham, 1887. Insect Life Vol. 1. United States Bureau of Entomology, 195.